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Nice track....

But who's the knob on the Gixxer in the way of the landscape photos??:twofinger :twofinger
 

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on a serious note

Ok, the sea pic has convinced me.

How do I get my bike down there? On a train?

Help me with the logistics and I'll give you a few track tips...

Such as the best turn to bin it on, the name of the head nurse at the local hospital, a frame welder etc etc....
:D :)
 

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The low down for me ol' mate

Well a real biker would ride it on down here (it's only 1,000km's or so......then again it is a ducati - haha) otherwise you could hand your pride and joy over to one of the specialist freight companies (yeah right) and it'll be here before you know it, might lose a footpeg or maybe a little bit of tank paint but otherwise she'll be good to go ;)

Seriously I've heard good and bad stories - most of the privateers in the Aust. superbikes use them to get from state to state. Have a look towards the back of the next Aust. Mototcycle News mag for an ad or two.

Or call up Budget and hire a good old fashioned Ozzie ute mate - trip of a lifetime I tell ya :thumb:

Your tips also sound invaluable :twofinger
 

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And ..... given that you sold your duke before leaving ... what exactly are you planning on taking to the track Chumstar ??
 

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So you thought....

Ledge,

A last minute change of mind (and change of heart after seeing bike prices here) means the mighty Duke is going to be following me down here. It was at Joe's getting a new set of skins ahead of the move, and is at Minerva as we speak, in the bike equivalent of the pre flight "lounge"

Can't wait to get her back.:D :D :D
 

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Chumley said:
Ledge,

A last minute change of mind (and change of heart after seeing bike prices here) means the mighty Duke is going to be following me down here. It was at Joe's getting a new set of skins ahead of the move, and is at Minerva as we speak, in the bike equivalent of the pre flight "lounge"

Can't wait to get her back.:D :D :D
Mate ... I'ld be as curious as a curious thing to know how you get on with shipping your baby back ... i.e cost and ease etc etc ....
 

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not easy...

Ledge,

It's not the easiest thing in the world, but it is possible. I'll give you full details and costings as and when I know them, and the bike is here...

:)
 

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cheers mate, please do !! ....

ps picked up the 9R last Thursday ...sweet .. and just got back an hour or so ago from Melacca ... I was needed up there for a few days with work ... so as the bike needs running in I figured it would be a good idea to take it .....

Two things to report .... 1. It did not breakdown on the way, which really surprised me (even when it pissed down) and 2. Some cant stole my licence plate while I was up there .... so much ofr getting 'lucky' farkin Chinese numbers !! ....

Full report of the Legend running in adventures to follow in another thread ....
 

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999r

That'll be the 999R in Minerva that I manged to take out for a test ride then.

Enjoy you lucky bastid...
 

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Filthy Melacca's!!!

They nicked the plate??? Now why would they do that then?? :confused: I don't get it?

and Chum, the big question is, can she keep up with the Gixxers on the track? It's just that I can't remember the last time I saw a Ducati go by ;)
 

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Gixxer_Dave said:
They nicked the plate??? Now why would they do that then?? :confused: I don't get it?

and Chum, the big question is, can she keep up with the Gixxers on the track? It's just that I can't remember the last time I saw a Ducati go by ;)
With Chumley on board ? Nah:twofinger
But then again you are riding your own bike for a change and she is getting on a bit so who knows:twofinger

Legend, what number did you get 4444 :D
 

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Gixxer_Dave said:
and Chum, the big question is, can she keep up with the Gixxers on the track? It's just that I can't remember the last time I saw a Ducati go by ;)
Well...if he continously sees himself get zipped by them Suzukis...he might just sell off the Duc and get himself one....

Since bike prices are high there...he might be able to get a hefty price with the Duc? more than what he would get here in Spore? That could offset the high prices of bikes there....

Or he could just continue riding the Duc and blame the slowness of it on the bike and not himself?:D
 
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